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Rodney Lusk, M.D.

Co-Director, Cochlear Implant Center


  • BA, McPherson College, McPherson, KS, 1970
  • MD, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1977
  • Otolaryngology Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1978-82
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA, 1982-83
  • American Board of Otolaryngology Certification, 1982

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Bronchoesophagology Division
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Triological Society
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Broncho-Esophagological Association
  • American Laryngological Association
  • American Rhinologic Society

National Offices Held:

  • President and Treasurer of American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • President and Secretary of American Broncho-Esophagological Association
  • Numerous Committee Chairs for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders

Representative Publications:

Lusk RP: The Surgical Management of Chronic Sinusitis in Children. Pediatric Annals, 27(12):820-827, December, 1998

Woolley AL, Lusk RP: Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. In: Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways. Wetmore RF, Muntz, HR, McGill,TJ, eds. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 2000

Bauer PW, Wippold FJ 2 nd, Goldin J, Lusk RP: Cochlear implantation in children with CHARGE association. Arch. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Sep;128(9):1013-7, 2002